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P85D rear oil leak? WHAT

Discussion in 'Model S' started by maddog1762, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. maddog1762

    maddog1762 Member

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    I have a oil leak in my 3 week old P85D. Looks like it if from the rear of the car. I left it sitting over the weekend and the is a 3 inch oil spot on the garage floor from the rear of the vehicle. Anyone else have this problem? I thought there wasn't any oil in this EV

    Thanks
     
  2. Saghost

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    Well, there aren't routine oil changes, because the oil shouldn't get contaminated. However, the gears between the drive motor and differential (and the differential itself) are in an oil bath I believe. It's possible you have a leaking seal or porous housing. I'm sure Tesla will be happy to take care of it. I haven't read of another case like yours.
    Walter
     
  3. maddog1762

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    They are very attentive to the problem just can't believe a 3 week old car with about 1000 miles is leaking oil. Dang
     
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    Are you sure it's oil? Seems like more likely that its battery coolant.
     
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    It is possible as there is a small amount of oil in the transfer case. This was reported before, and it was found that another car had parked in the spot temporarily! Just FYI.
     
  6. maddog1762

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    I guess I am not sure as I have never seen battery coolant. It was dark and looked like oil.
     
  7. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    The coolant is kinda blue, I think. Someone did experience a coolant leak well over a year ago.
     
  8. maddog1762

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    Its in my garage, nothing else parks there but my Model S

     
  9. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    There is transmission fluid. It'll be very much like oil. Tesla only recommends changing it every 12 years or 150k miles so a lot of people don't realize that it's there. I have no idea what type of seal they have on the single speed transmission but that could be what's leaking. I'm sure they'll figure it out for you.
     
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    Interesting! I'll have to make an appointment for an oil change in 2026.
     
  11. martinwinlow

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    "Its in my garage, nothing else parks there but my Model S"

    Er... other half having an affair, maybe?
     
  12. Tourman

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    I'm going to go with this.
     
  13. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I find it amusing that the theories move from "a new car that might have some details that need addressing" to "marital infidelity" so quickly.
     
  14. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Marital infidelity is way more exciting (and typically costs about as much as a Model S).
     
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    It's Friday night. What do you expect? ;)
     
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    Yep, .. specially if it's dark oil... new oil is going to be clear and new looking. Something smells funny here, it might not be your car. Good call!
     
  17. eco5280

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    Not feeling happy in marriage -> looking for things to fill the void -> new Tesla. Makes sense. (Not talking about OP)

    Agree though - new oil is not black. Nor is coolant.
     
  18. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Can you perhaps get the S up on a lift and check the transmission drain plug to make sure it is dry and not weeping?
    At the same time you can probably check the seals and case for any sign of a leak....

    Oh Oh.... (Car 54) .... just saw the movie GONE GIRL.... woooow... devious martial material in that flick... diabolic to say the least catch it if you can, also check out Coherence... amazing flic on alternate reality
     
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    In service right now, so I will update when I know the problem, thanks for the marriage consueling! What a forum, LOL


     
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    side seal on the differential was leaking and repaired



     

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